The Portrait Collective Vol. 1
Learn from 10 of the best portrait photographers in the world
|Freddy Martinez, curator|
|Freddy Martinez, curator|
It’s said that in a portrait, you’ll see the history of an entire life. That in the best ones, you’ll see secrets only a camera can reveal. If you know portraiture’s what you’ve always loved doing and know it’s something you want to continue perfecting, this ebook is for you.
We’ve collected 10 of our favorite interviews with 10 of our favorite portrait photographers. It’s a collection of images and conversation engaged with the art of portraiture, featuring photographers willing to examine what’s unknowable. 10 who we think you’ll learn the most from.
You’ll read how important art history is to one of the most respected fashion photographers in the world with Erik Madigan Heck, and learn how to shoot the best environmental portraits with critically adored Kristina Loggia.
From their honesty, you’ll learn that even the most accomplished photographers, those who have worked with the biggest names, still have doubts about their work and still struggle to improve. In their answers, you’ll discover steps to improving your own.
So if you’re curious about reading about how they do it, in here you’ll read 10 different approaches. From them, you’ll find inspiration to expanding your own work and learn as if talking with them one-on-one.
Brian Higbee is a portrait photographer who gave up 10 years working as a designer to make portraits for Hollywood. Having worked with Interview, among others, Higbee makes work that never quits impressing.
In this interview, you’ll learn how to makes images that look like nothing else:
Anna Wolf has worked with some of the biggest names in advertising and print. She’s shot with Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, and Yves Saint Laurent. She’s famous for making work that’s clean and elegant. Now, you’ll learn how to see like she does.
New York fashion photographer Erik Madigan Heck was the youngest photographer ever to shoot the Art of Fashion and has self-published six photo books. He’s been called a maker of holistic universes and a true creative visionary. And now you’ll get peek inside his mind.
No matter how small or messy, Kristina Loggia always looks for those little details that explain who a person is. Her environmental portraits contain the whole reality a person resides within. They’re photographs that act like document and please like art.
Jamie Diamond makes work that forces you to inspect, question, and analyze what we are really doing when shoot portraits. You’ll realize it’s mostly all made up, just invented. It’s work that’s beautiful, intellectual, and — at least to me — wildly funny.
It’s street fashion photographer George Elder’s job to find the stylish people. Getting his start with Four Pins then Complex, Elder walks block-by-block, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, for New York City’s most fashionable. He’s now shot with Vogue and GQ. And you’ll learn a new genre to master.
Like Kristina Loggia, Ben Zucker makes portraits that capture both the person and the environment that surrounds. There are no studio sets, or manufactured reality. It’s all real people and real locations.
There’s an unquestionable energy that leaps from portrait/lifestyle photographer Mark Peckmezian’s work. You see it in the young faces -- the deadpan vitality. They're looks that get inside the lifestyle of city living. They're full of electricity, charisma, and sneering intimacy. And they've been featured in the New Yorker, Bloomberg, and many more.
Day 19 makes photographs that look like advertisements for the most thrilling life ever lived. Their portraits are explorations of what living in the moment looks like. And although they were both late bloomers to photography, they’ve now collected an impressive resume, having worked with, among many others, Nike, Rockstar Games, Vibe, and Rolling Stone.
Los Angeles photographer Catie Laffoon loves music. You could even say that she loves it more than photography. Though, like a perfect couple, they never fail to support each other. Her playlists set the tone of her shoots, musicians dominate her portfolio, and her approach to portraiture is based on how music affects her. Now, you’ll learn her way of seeing.
Learn from 10 of the top portrait photographers in the world today!